CIA Honors Faculty Member Dan Tranberg, Who Died in May, With a Show of His Work

Thu 8/31 @ 6-8PM

When artist/educator/art writer Dan Tranberg died in May at the age of 53, the visual arts community reeled from the loss of such a prominent player at a way-too-young age.

Tranberg was a beloved instructor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, a freelance art writer for many publications including the Plain Dealer, founder of arts journal Angle which published from 2003-2007, and of course, an artist whose cool, elegant geometric paintings explored the intersections of form, color and texture.

CIA’s Ann and Norman Roulet Alumni + Student Gallery now honors his work with a show titled Dan Tranberg: So vivid. So luminous. So fluorescent. The show is the first of two immediately upcoming shows to honor Tranberg; another opens at the Bonfoey Gallery Sat 10/14.

The CIA Tranberg show will open at the same time as the annual faculty exhibition in the Reinberger Gallery, featuring about 50 pieces by current faculty, with a free public reception Thu 8/31 @ 6-8pm. Several faculty members will give an artist talk at 6pm. Tickets will be for sale for a raffle to win a piece of Tranberg’s art with proceeds going to a scholarship established in his name.

The faculty show runs through Sun 10/ 8. The Tranberg exhibition will remain on view through Fri 10/13.

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